- Does the Sheriff’s Office allow citizens to pick up dead deer that have been hit and killed by a car?
- Do you do fingerprint cards?
- How do I get a background/records check on myself?
- Do you accept stuffed animals?
- How do I take hunter safety classes?
- When I go on vacation, will the Douglas County Sheriff's Office check my home?
- How can I get a copy of an incident report?
- How can I get a copy of an accident report?
- Where do I go for a municipal traffic ticket?
- What are redemption rights?
- How do I know if I live in an area served by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office?
- My license tag was stolen. Now what?
- What's unusual about calling 9-1-1 from a cell phone?
- What's the difference between jail and prison?
- How do I obtain a copy of an arrest record or a background check?
- What is the difference between a sexual offender and a predator?
- What is the difference between a criminal case and a civil case?
- What are the Kansas child passenger safety requirements?
- How do I file a complaint against a Douglas County Sheriff's Office employee?
- How can I commend a Sheriff's Office employee for outstanding service?
- What's the difference between a sheriff's office and a police department?
The Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy is designed to give participants a working knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office. Academy attendees will receive classroom and hands-on instruction at several different locations. Topics will include tours and an overview of the Corrections and Operations Divisions, driving skills, car stop techniques, field sobriety testing, building searches, defensive tactics, use of force, and more. The academy is a seven week program that begins in late August and runs through September. We meet every Thursday night and for two full Saturdays. Participants must be Douglas County residents and 16 years of age or older. The application can be found here.
Sheriff Ken McGovern has had a long standing goal of providing a Citizen’s Academy for the residents of Douglas County. His hope is that this and future academies will build a greater public awareness of the essential role the Sheriff’s Office plays in serving the community. McGovern has seen how academy participants as well as Sheriff’s Office staff have benefited from the experience. The success of the program has assisted us in meeting the future needs of the citizens of Douglas County.